Chiefs’ Andy Reid to Tamba Hali: ‘If you have a problem, let’s talk about it’

Chiefs outside linebacker Tamba Hali is making the turn toward the latter half of his career. He started a career-low two games in 2016 while tallying just 3.5 sacks, his lowest sack total since 2008.

After playing just seven snaps in the Chiefs 18-16 first round playoff loss to the Steelers he wasn’t happy, so he went off on a Twitter rant Saturday complaining about his situation.

Generally, I’m not going to tell our head coach or our GM not to bring in a player if they think that player can bring us some success on the field and make us better, Kansas City Chiefs owner Clark Hunt told NBC Sports Radio (via CBSSports.com). Now there are certain circumstances where guys get in trouble off the field and that is something as an organization and as a family we care about. We’re not going to bring those types of players in.

In terms of a player like Colin, I would have no hesitation bringing him into the organization.

Alex Smith, the quarterback Kaepernick replaced in San Francisco, is currently the starter for Kansas City. But that isn’t the only odd dynamic that will likely keep Kaepernick from joining the team. Remember, Kansas City spent the 10th overall pick in this year’s draft on QB Patrick Mahomes.

Analysis (Gatto): Seattle is in the American League wild-card race despite being a .500 team, and despite having just a middle-of-the-pack ‘pen (eighth in the AL in bullpen ERA, 10th in opponents’ OPS Cheap Islanders Jerseys through July 19). The identity of the reliever possibly joining the M’s was unknown as of early Thursday on Cheap Infant NFL Jerseys the East Coast. (UPDATE: Feinsand later reported the Mariners had been talking with the Marlins about right-hander David Phelps, but it was unknown whether Phelps was headed to Seattle.)

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